All changed

The 2011 Muff Festival was launched recently at St. Mary’s Hall, Muff.

In the presence of around 60 local people, long standing festival stalwarts, Phyllis McKenna and Bernard Breslin who have resigned from the committee after a lifetime of commitment were presented with commemorative clocks and writing sets by this year’s committee. New festival chairperson, Tara Reddin, acknowledged the great work which previous committees had done and said that the new committee would always honour the spirit of the festival by finding new and innovative ways of celebrating the best in the Muff community. The Muff festival mascot, a cartoon crow who is to be named this year by children in the local schools, then unveiled the dates for this year’s celebrations - June 29th - August 1st. This is the 31st year of the Muff Festival and the new committee are determined to build on many years of success by sticking with some of the old favourite events while changing others to meet the changing times - so keep a good eye out over the coming weeks in the local press. It was also emphasised at the launch that the Muff Festival needs new blood and new ideas to compliment the knowledge and experience of long standing members, so if you have an idea to improve the Muff Festival, please contact Tara Reddin, chairperson, Muff Festival Committee, Muff Resource Centre, Muff, telephone 086 8888590.

The monthly meeting of the Apostolic Workers will take place next Tuesday night at 8 p.m. in the Conference Room. A full attendance is expected at this meeting to arrange for church gate collection.

Community bingo every Saturday night in St. Mary’s Community Hall at 9.15 p.m. Your continued support is appreciated.

‘Radio Active’ non alcoholic teen beach disco will be held in the Community Centre, Quigley’s Point tonight from 9.30 p.m. - 12 midnight. National School children 7.30 - 9 p.m. All proceeds to the Community Centre.

If you want to lose weight, tone and sculpt your body, improve your fitness levels and decrease your stress levels, and have some fun whilst doing it, then Boxercise is the class for you. This workout is suitable for all fitness levels and age groups. Classes take place in St. Mary’s Community Hall every Monday night from 6.45 - 7.45 p.m. Fee 5 euro.

Muff Resource Centre is now open at the front of St. Mary’s Community Hall offering admin. services, photocopying, typing, fax, etc.

Following the overwhelming favourable reaction to last year’s John Colgan Heritage Weekend that takes place from Friday, 24th - Sunday, 26th June the group is delighted to announce that Kevin Myers, Irish historian, journalist, writer and broadcaster is to open this year’s event. The theme is ‘Emigration, Past and Present’ which should be of interest to most people.

First Holy Communion Mass in Muff will take place this Saturday, 4th June at 11 a.m. All welcome. There will be no 10 a.m. Mass.

Sinead’s Montessori School is now taking bookings for free pre-school places for September. Call Sinead McColgan, 9383691.

Winners in this week’s parish draw - Jim Doyle, Culmore, 225 euro, Holly McMenamin, Carry, 200 euro and Paddy and Sinead McCallion, Glackmore, 100 euro.

Moville and District Mental Health Association is holding an information evening on mental health issues in Caiseal Mara Hotel, Moville on Thursday, 9th June from 6 - 9 p.m. Speakers and support agencies will be in attendance.

A reminder that the ‘John Lynch Sponsored Cycle’ from Ture to Rawden’s, Moville in aid of the Donegal Hospice, Foyle Hospice and OCT machine for Letterkenny Hospital takes place today at 7 p.m. Over 16s only and helmets must be worn. Cost is 10 euro per bike. Refreshments will be served in the Carman’s afterwards. All welcome. Starting point, the Carman’s.

The ‘George Faulkner Memorial Cycle’ will take place on Sunday, 12th June starting at Quigley’s Point Community Centre. Routes - 50km - 10 a.m. start; 25km - 10 a.m. start; 7 km - 10.30 am. start. Refreshments afterwards in Callaghan’s Bar. Sponsor cards are available or pay on the day - adult 10 euro, child 5 euro. Proceeds are in aid of Quigley’s Point Youth Club and Quigley’s Point Christmas Festival.